Six FedEx Drivers Earn Honors at the Colorado Truck Driving Championship
BRIGHTON, Colo. – June 4, 2012– Six drivers representing FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) operating companies placed among the top finishers at the 2012 Colorado State Truck Driving Championship in Brighton on June 2.
- Dave Mogler, a driver for FedEx Freight based in Denver, earned his eleventh state title with a win in the 3-Axle class. He also earned the Grand Champion title for achieving the highest score among the winners of all classes and posted the highest driving course score.
- Matthew Allison, owner of Grounded based at the FedEx Ground station in Denver, earned his second state title, this year in the Step Van class.
- FedEx Freight driver Paul Swan finished first in the 4-Axle class. He is based in Denver.
- Fellow FedEx Freight driver Todd Flippin (Springfield) captured his first state title in the Twins class.
- Philip Robertson, owner of P. R. Delivery Inc., and Tony Singh, a driver for S&S Cargo Inc., finished second and third in the Step Van class, respectively. Singh is based at the FedEx Ground station in Denver and Robertson is based at the Denver FedEx Home Delivery station.
In addition, the participants representing FedEx Freight took home the third-place team trophy.
Mogler, Allison, Swan and Flippin will go on to compete at the American Trucking Associations’ 2012 National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC), known as the “Super Bowl of Safety,” August 7-11 in Minneapolis, Minn. In addition, each state winner will be recognized by FedEx as part of its safe driving initiative, The Chairman’s Challenge.
“The entire team of drivers representing FedEx is dedicated to safety. It is an integral part of everything they do,” said Frederick W. Smith, chairman, president and CEO, FedEx Corp. “The performance of these participants at the Colorado championship is a testament to their commitment to safety excellence.”
The Colorado State Truck Driving Championship is an opportunity for professional truck drivers to demonstrate their driving skills and safety expertise. The event includes a difficult driving skills test, pre-trip inspection and written examination covering vehicle operation and knowledge of federal safety regulations.
In 2011, 115 driving professionals from 45 states representing FedEx Freight, FedEx Ground, FedEx Express, and FedEx Custom Critical qualified to compete at the National Truck Driving Championships by winning their respective state’s competition and driving accident-free for at least one year. One FedEx competitor captured the National Champion title in the Step Van class. In addition, FedEx drivers earned nine additional top-three finishes in their respective vehicle classes.